Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
Columbus 302 rs
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Right now in Winchester Va.
Posts: 113
PVC conduit from roof to basement or forward compartment Columbus 320rs?

On the facebook Columbus forum someone said their Columbus 320rs has a pvc conduit from the roof to either the basement or forward compartment that's concealed under the rubber roof covering.

I've looked in both compartments and haven't found one but if it exists it would be perfect for one of my next projects. I'm in the process of installing a Wilson cellular repeater to boost my cell phone signal that's used for my cell phone, internet hotspot, and alarm system. I will be placing an antenna on the roof, the repeater in the basement and the interior antenna in the rear living area to keep the two antenna's seperated.

The path above would be perfect if it exists, if not I will route it through the opening for our satellite cable that goes from the roof into the bedroom where the coax cable box is, and than down into the plumbing space behind the dresser and than down to the basement. However the above keeps the cell coax cable away from the satellite coax cable.

Anyone know?

Thanks
__________________

TheEdge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
Columbus 302 rs
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Right now in Winchester Va.
Posts: 113
I guess the answer must be no as lot's of people viewed the post but don't know about a conduit. Maybe Christopher Columbus will enlighten us?

Thanks
__________________

TheEdge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Oaklevel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,136
Is it a water drain line vent ????
__________________

2005 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2017 Wildwood Lodge 4092 BFL
1966 Mustang GT
1986 Mustang SVO
Lillie Spoiled Rotten Boxer Mix
Oaklevel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
Columbus 302 rs
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Right now in Winchester Va.
Posts: 113
My impression was that it was intended for adding electrical or coax cables if the rubber roof covers the opening.
TheEdge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
Factory Rep
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 123
We put a PVC pipe running from roof to basement in around 6 months ago. It was another improvement designed to allow any wiring of an object placed on roof so wire can run thru pipe. It will have a cap on top of it that you can take off . Off door side close to above the storage area below . Hope this helps
Chris
Christopher Columbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
Columbus 302 rs
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Right now in Winchester Va.
Posts: 113
Thanks Chris, ours was built in early August, so i think we missed this enhancement.
It's a great idea for new buyers.
Appreciate the response.
Don
TheEdge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
Not-so-Junior Member
 
VenturaBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher Columbus View Post
We put a PVC pipe running from roof to basement in around 6 months ago. It was another improvement designed to allow any wiring of an object placed on roof so wire can run thru pipe. It will have a cap on top of it that you can take off . Off door side close to above the storage area below . Hope this helps
Chris
Thanks Chris - that's a big help, and another one of the thoughtful ideas that makes our Columbus' so great.

I do have another question about roof mounting... are the roof trusses wood or aluminum, and how far apart are they? I am planning to mount 2 100-watt solar panels on top and would like to mount brackets to the trusses.

If I can't find a truss what it the best mounting for that roof, well nuts or mollies, etc.?

I appreciate any help or referral to the proper department. Thanks - Bill
__________________
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
2012 F250 6.7L Lariat 4x4 long bed
2013 Columbus 295RL
1952 Blonde Nurse
VenturaBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
Not-so-Junior Member
 
VenturaBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher Columbus View Post
...It will have a cap on top of it that you can take off . Off door side close to above the storage area below . Hope this helps
Chris...
Our 295RL has a manufacture date of 1/16/13.

I went on the roof and there's no evidence of a pipe or cap on either side of the roof. I looked in the pass thru compartment and the only pipe/cap is the black cap under the shower area. Any ideas?
__________________
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
2012 F250 6.7L Lariat 4x4 long bed
2013 Columbus 295RL
1952 Blonde Nurse
VenturaBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 09:27 PM   #9
Not-so-Junior Member
 
VenturaBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher Columbus View Post
...It will have a cap on top of it that you can take off . Off door side close to above the storage area below . Hope this helps
Chris

Chris- Is it the black pipe and cap locate just in front of the shower skylight as pictured below? That would correspond to the black pipe that comes out in the top of the storage area, if so.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1020939.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	55.6 KB
ID:	24393  
__________________
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
2012 F250 6.7L Lariat 4x4 long bed
2013 Columbus 295RL
1952 Blonde Nurse
VenturaBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 10:06 PM   #10
SYE
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
SYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Burton, MI.
Posts: 4,499
I am guessing mine doesnt have this as both of my pipes are about 6 inches apart in the center of the roof just behind the front AC unit. Mine was made in August I think..
__________________
Scott & Vicki
2018 Silverado 3500HD Dually 6.6L Duramax/Allison
2018 Columbus 366RL 1492 Edition
Camped 2012 19, 2013 110, 2014 129, 2015 97
2016 93, 2017 79, 2018 84, 2019 47 reserved
SYE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #11
Not-so-Junior Member
 
VenturaBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by syencer View Post
I am guessing mine doesnt have this as both of my pipes are about 6 inches apart in the center of the roof just behind the front AC unit. Mine was made in August I think..
I know the two pipes you are referring to. Here's another photo showing all of the vent pipes on my 295RL, a total of 4.

There should be three to vent the waste tanks; black, galley and bathroom. So I would assume the 4th one on mine, just in front of the skylight, would be the conduit for wiring, etc.

That black pipe goes all the way to the storage compartment not far from the docking station and has a black plug on the bottom. I thought it might be some kind of drain but I will check it out tomorrow and post the results.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1020927.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	57.2 KB
ID:	24396  
__________________
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
2012 F250 6.7L Lariat 4x4 long bed
2013 Columbus 295RL
1952 Blonde Nurse
VenturaBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 10:37 PM   #12
SYE
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
SYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Burton, MI.
Posts: 4,499
I only remember the 2 I will look tomorrow while I am taking stuff out if it.
__________________
Scott & Vicki
2018 Silverado 3500HD Dually 6.6L Duramax/Allison
2018 Columbus 366RL 1492 Edition
Camped 2012 19, 2013 110, 2014 129, 2015 97
2016 93, 2017 79, 2018 84, 2019 47 reserved
SYE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 01:16 PM   #13
Not-so-Junior Member
 
VenturaBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 102
OK - I researched it this morning and took photos... on our 295RL which was manufactured 1/16/13 we do have a conduit running from the roof to the basement near the docking station.
On the roof it looks like a waste tank vent and in the basement it looks like a plumbing clean-out plug.
I've posted pictures and arrows here to point it out...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Roof conduit.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	66.5 KB
ID:	24409  
__________________
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
2012 F250 6.7L Lariat 4x4 long bed
2013 Columbus 295RL
1952 Blonde Nurse
VenturaBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 02:50 PM   #14
SYE
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
SYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Burton, MI.
Posts: 4,499
Quote:
Originally Posted by VenturaBill View Post
OK - I researched it this morning and took photos... on our 295RL which was manufactured 1/16/13 we do have a conduit running from the roof to the basement near the docking station.
On the roof it looks like a waste tank vent and in the basement it looks like a plumbing clean-out plug.
I've posted pictures and arrows here to point it out...
I was up there today and I only have the 2 in the center, I do not have 4. I looked and I also do not have the pipe in the basement either. I guess mine was built in early August so it doesn't have it.
__________________
Scott & Vicki
2018 Silverado 3500HD Dually 6.6L Duramax/Allison
2018 Columbus 366RL 1492 Edition
Camped 2012 19, 2013 110, 2014 129, 2015 97
2016 93, 2017 79, 2018 84, 2019 47 reserved
SYE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 03:34 PM   #15
Not-so-Junior Member
 
VenturaBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by syencer View Post
I was up there today and I only have the 2 in the center, I do not have 4. I looked and I also do not have the pipe in the basement either. I guess mine was built in early August so it doesn't have it.
Scott - A while back you suggested running wires through the power vent in the bathroom. I checked that out and it is a great alternative since you can run the wires right down through the closet to the controls area, and then there's a direct shot through the basement to the batteries in the front for solar, or in other directions for other devices you might install.
__________________

__________________
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
2012 F250 6.7L Lariat 4x4 long bed
2013 Columbus 295RL
1952 Blonde Nurse
VenturaBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
320rs

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 PM.


×